how does your collective work?
4 of us share call each month depending on how many clients we take on. We have a complicated but beautiful schedule laid out that is solely our responsibility to manage so you'll be given the number to dial when the party gets started, and we'll take care of the rest.
What if I go into labor during the night or on the weekend?
All packages include our 24/7 on-call time starting at 38 weeks. Whether an early Monday morning or late Saturday evening, our phones will be on and ready for any baby activity!
What type of births do you guys attend?
We attend births in homes, hospitals, and birthing centers and do photograph c-sections with your doctor's permission. It's always best to check with your care provider prior to hiring a photographer, just to be 100% sure.
Will the photographer be in the room with us the entire time?
Our goal is to be as invisible and unnoticeable as possible. Depending on the birth location and circumstances, we like to come in and out of your room allowing you guys to have moments to yourselves and to not feel watched. Slower births allow more time for us to grab images/video and then leave you guys alone while at fast moving births, we're working diligently to capture everything going on.
Do y'all use a flash?
Our style and personal preference is to not use flash. Natural light from windows or available lights indoors are utilized first (depending on what mama is comfortable with, of course) but if the light is too low, we'll use a flash that is bounced off the ceiling - it's quite unobtrusive. All video is captured with only natural/available light.
What if the on-call photographer is sick or otherwise unavailable when I go into labor?
The beautiful part about our system is we have each other when life happens. If one of us is sick or out of town, there are plenty of others to step in and do a job well done. We'll handle everything logistically and you would still get the same professional photos and/or video you were promised. Like we say, better together!